Over 145 Years of Excellence

Read the history of the show with a genuine welcome for all friends and families every year.

West Mid Showground History 1

The Shropshire County Agricultural Show was created in the late nineteenth century when it was launched as part of the cooperative venture- The Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society.

Since 1875 agriculture has seen massive changes in farming techniques, engine-powered machinery and technology, but despite this, the DMOS People West Mid Showground has always kept abreast of every new trend and continues to showcase the latest initiatives.

The show has been held for an impressive century and a quarter and throughout this span of time farmers, their families and their employees, and in the recent years a wider range of people, have come together to enjoy themselves in the merry month of May.

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Early years

It was in the early years that the show became more than just an enjoyable day out for many farmers. Not only did they come with their families to enjoy themselves and find out about the latest improvements in farm techniques - they also came to meet the various suppliers of agricultural needs and to settle their dues for what they had bought in the previous year.

The showground has been vastly improved over the years by the introduction of permanent roadways and ever-improving facilities for members and the general public for the 21st century.

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Present Day

Now the show caters for a wider audience than ever before. However, the society never loses sight of its main goal - highlighting and promoting the vital role that our own agricultural industry plays in the economy, despite the ever-rising tide of produce pouring in from all over the world.

The show is now a successful and popular family event that attracts thousands of people year on year. If you are a regular visitor we are sure you will return, but if you have never experienced the agricultural show we can assure you that you will be impressed!

Did You Know?

The West Mid Showground has resident Otters, Partridge, Swans and one of the largest flock of Gold Finches seen in the country.

Great location just an easy 15 minute walk into town. Own little garden with a shelter and fire pit. Washing and toilet block and pot wash point close by. Very friendly staff. Very peaceful, calm and relaxing even though it is a big site. We had a great stay.

Kay B

Great having indoor area (with heater) and two outside options (no cover or under cover). Site was enormous so plenty of room for kids to kick a ball and run about. Good fun swimming, canoeing and fishing in the River Severn. Site very secure and staff all very helpful. Shrewsbury and the surrounding area is a great location with so much to see and do. We will be back.

Stephen C

We had a great camping weekend and thank you for the warm & helpful welcome when we arrived. Facilities were fine, nice powerful showers and ideally situated, being a peaceful site, but still close to the town. We will certainly be returning and have recommended the site to friends. "What a find" Thanks again!


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